NatureServe has recently joined forces with over 30 other organizations in the Conservation Measures Partnership to promote innovation in the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of conservation efforts, serving as a catalyst within the conservation community. Having now successfully developed and applied standards and tools such as LandScope America, NatureServe Vista, the Climate Change Vulnerability Index, Biodiversity Indicators Dashboard, and many others, NatureServe is further committing resources to help the conservation community better achieve and communicate conservation impact. NatureServe is enthusiastic to join the CMP community of learning and to contribute to the advancement and application of the Open Standards.
“I am pleased to represent NatureServe in the Conservation Measures Partnership,” stated Patrick J. Crist, NatureServe’s Director of Conservation Planning. “I look forward to working with my peers and colleagues to measure the effectiveness of conservation actions and share lessons learned.”
“In the face of growing ecological and political uncertainty, it is now more important than ever to be able to demonstrate positive, credible conservation outcomes,” noted NatureServe President & CEO, Gregory Miller. “As we look ahead to the future of biodiversity conservation, we will be held to a higher standard for impact and accountability, and the CMP provides us that mechanism.”
NatureServe is an international non-profit biodiversity conservation organization comprised of 86 Network Programs encompassing more than 800 biodiversity scientists who discover, innovate, and conserve over 70,000 species and 7,000 habitats that are at-risk of extinction in the Western Hemisphere. The NatureServe Network collects accurate, real-time data about imperiled species and entire ecosystems, transforms the data into knowledge products and visualizations, and provides meaning through expert analyses to guide decision-making, implement action, and enhance conservation outcomes. NatureServe diligently keeps its finger on the pulse of the planet, providing decision-quality knowledge to ensure the preservation of species and natural communities. Website: www.natureserve.org
Buchi Akpati, NatureServe